Vocational Counselor I- Sterling, VA (Spanish Language Fluency), Omega Health Services, Sterling, VA
Vocational Counselor I- Sterling, VA (Spanish Language Fluency)
Omega Health Services Sterling, VA
Posted Sep 21
Are you ready for an Accredited Career? Can you be the Change your community needs? Omega Health Services is a CARF Accredited leading provider in Vocational Rehabilitation for persons with disabilities. We are currently seeking an energetic and independent Vocational Counselor (VC) to join us in Ashburn and serve as a vital member of our Team!
The VC is a person who routinely works with persons with disabilities, on a day to day basis. Under the guidance of a Community Care Manager, they will work independently and interact professionally within the public domain, and will demonstrate belief in the principles of empowerment of persons diagnosed with Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, a Veteran of the US Armed Forces, and persons experiencing economic challenges or additional special needs of working age, in seeking, obtaining and maintaining competitive employment that results in self-sufficiency and increased independence. They will deliberately focus on our consumer's experience as well as maintain the employer partnerships that result in the employment of our consumers. More detailed duties and descriptions can be found below:
Essential Functions & Responsibilities
Support persons with disabilities to achieve employment based options and goals, leading to the placement in competitive integrated employment to be successful in their current jobs and/or through career advancement.
Provide quality job support, beginning with pre-employment obligations (new hire screening, paperwork, required trainings, orientation, etc.) and throughout the duration of employment.
Remain knowledgeable about relevant assistive technology and reasonable accommodations that may assist individuals with disabilities in the workplace, and discuss with individuals supported and/or employers as appropriate.
Observe, report, document, and provide corrective guidance and solutions to challenges and issues that arise in the workplace.
Facilitate positive relationships between the individual we support and their coworkers and supervisors.
Look for opportunities to develop natural supports within the workplace, and establish such relationships whenever possible, to increase independence and decrease dependence on paid staff support.
Communicate effectively to the individual's entire Person-Centered Planning (PCP) team regarding the needs of the employer and the individual being supported.
Verify attendance on a regular basis for each individual on caseload.
Complete all weekly support visits for individuals on caseload to meet the requirements outlined in each individual's PCP.
Enter service logs into OHS's client management software on a daily basis
Maintain accurate records of individuals' employment details such as pay rate, benefits offered, supervisory information, etc.
Actively participate in regular meetings with the Disability Service Coordination team.
Driving your own personal vehicle and/or an agency vehicle to provide community and/or employment transportation to the participants.
The Ideal Candidate will posses:
Excellent presentation, public speaking, and group facilitation skills.
Excellent customer service: able to anticipate client and employer partner needs and resolve issues with diplomacy and tact.
Ability to cultivate existing relationships at schools, universities, and local businesses.
Strong planning and organizational skills with attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to meet deadlines and objectives.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team, and manage multiple projects in a very fast-paced, performance-oriented environment.
Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with a diverse staff and clientele.
Document services provided and maintain consumer files according to quality standards.
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education, General Education, or History&Arts
Or Associates Degree with 1 Year of relevant experience
Or Highschool Diploma/GED with 2 years of relevant experience
FirstAid/CPR (Upon Employment)
Relias Training/Online Virtual Training (Training completed On-Site)
Proficiency working with Workplace by Google Suite, Microsoft Suite, and Asana
General Education/Tutoring Experience (3Years)
Valid Driver's License and Transportation w/proper insurance coverage